TCDA History
TCDA celebrated 60 Years in San Antonio at our 2015 Convention on July 23-26, 2015!

TCDA was founded in 1955. The first two TCDA Conventions were held in Dallas, and all Conventions since have been in San Antonio. There were no elected officers until 1957; the first two Boards served for only one year. Since 1957, Boards have served two-year terms. TCDA thanks former Executive Director Marvin J Pollard for his help in gathering information from TCDA's early years.

Lest We Forget, "A Pantheon of Texas Choral Directors" Part I and Part II.

History of TCDA Logos

1959  1961  1981  1983-1995

1995-2005  2005    2006 - Present


Past Presidents

Earl Tom Keel, 1957 B R Henson, 1958
Buddy Fuhrr, 1959-1961 Mike Johnstone, 1961-1963
Cloys Webb, 1963-1964 Karl Hickfang, 1965-1967
Jim Casey, 1967 Jack Glover, 1969-1971
James Ramsey, 1971-1973 Ken Fulton, 1973-1975
Jim Shephard, 1975-1977 Melva Sebesta, 1977-1979
Rosemary Heffley, 1979-1981 Carroll Barnes, 1981-1983
Nick Boltz, 1983-1985 Loyd F Hawthorne, 1985-1987
Glenda J Casey, 1987-1988 Bobbie Douglass, 1989-1991
Jan Juneau, 1991-1993 Debbie Helm Daniel, 1993-1995
Randy Talley, 1995-1997 Marsha Carlisle, 1997-1999
John Hemmenway, 1999-2001 Donald Bailey, 2001-2003
Michael O'Hern, 2003-2005 Danny Detrick, 2005-2007
Bob Horton, 2007-2009 Amy Allibon, 2009-2011
Jeff Rice, 2011-2013  Billy Talley, 2013-2015